New York City, United States
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Overview

Escape from the hustle of Times Square to the scenic aerial greenway of High Line Park on this guided, 2-hour walking tour. High Line Park is a revitalized piece of New York City’s past, a public park built on a freight rail line elevated above the streets of Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. Hear the story behind New York City’s “park in the sky” from a knowledgeable guide who will offer an insider’s perspective on its history, design and landscape.
  • 2-hour walking tour of High Line Park
  • Tour Manhattan's trendy West Side neighborhoods of Chelsea and the Meatpacking District
  • Learn about the rich history of High Line Park and the long forgotten High Line, an elevated railroad track
  • See the White Star Pier, the old Nabisco factory and the Collier Publishing building
  • Led by an informative local guide

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Walk across the full length of High Line Park with a chance to visit Pier 51.
The High Line, aka High Line Park, is a 1.45-mile-long (2.33-km) New York City park built in Manhattan on an elevated section of old New York Central Railroad called the West Side Line. The High Line has been redesigned and planted as an aerial greenway and rails-to-trails park.
This two-hour walking tour runs the full length of the park, from the Tiffany and Co. Foundation Overlook — with a view eastward to the Meatpacking District and westward to the Whitney Museum of American Art — to the CSX Transportation Gate.
In between, there are sundecks and more overlooks to see. There’s also a two-block-long pathway that winds through a miniature forest of dogwoods, bottlebrush buckeye, hollies, roses, and other dense shrubs and trees, plus a grove of bigleaf magnolia, sassafras and serviceberry trees. There’s even some of the wild landscape that grew up on the High Line before it was a park, like crab apple trees, asters, sedges, goldenrods and alumroot.
On this tour, there will also be a chance to visit Pier 54, where the survivors of the Titanic arrived, and the old Nabisco factory at Chelsea Market, where the original Oreo Cookie was invented.

Reviews

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, Sep 2017

Excellent guide, Bill was informative and good company. Very much felt this was part of the 'real' New York, not the usual tourist trail!

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, Jun 2017

I visited N.Y and put in for a number of N.Y tours. I found this to be one of the better ones. Started in Chelsa met Deb, who took us through the markets and explained the history of he meatpackers area, then to the highline. Great idea for disused rail lines, made walking the line easy, deb kept us informed of various buildings and the architecture. Finished up near 34 st, which made it easy to return to hotel.

G
, Dec 2016

The tour was great. Fred, our guide, was excellent and went out of his way to answer all sorts of questions and gave us good context of the geography and economic changes along the river and throughout lower Manhattan.

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, Oct 2016

Despite the rain we had a very enjoyable trip. The local guide Annie was great, lots of information and knowledgeable about the area. Don't bother having breakfast you can pick up some great food as the trip starts with a stroll through Chelsea market . We would recommend this as an excellent way to experience the High Line.

K
, Oct 2016

We met our guide on a very wet blustery sunday morning. The tour was very interesting and our guide sorry I can't remember her name was very enthusiastic about everything she showed us. A very lovely lady

J
, Jun 2016

Met Anni in Chelsea and had the most amazing and informative walk, she told us things and pointed out so many things that we would have missed if she hadn't been with us, she was worth every ...and as for the tip on where to go for our last night...brilliant , we had the greatest time and went out with a bang or was it a hangover?anyway it was a fantastic end to our trip...thanks..Jenni an Leahx

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, Feb 2016

We loved our High Line Tour. Annie was a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Highly recommended - it was worthwhile to go with someone who can give you a bit of the history and some of the things to look out for along the way.

N
, Jan 2016

Very interesting tour, learnt so much. was only a small group during Decmeber, enjoyed the history with this tour

J
, Dec 2015

Great and informative tour.

I
, Nov 2015

Arrangements for meeting guide were terrible. We went to the High Line but we were supposed to go to a cafe to meet up. Nearly missed the whole thing which would have been an enormous waste of money and very disappointing.

Guide was interesting and informed but not sure that it was really worth what we paid


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